2012-09-28 / Sports

SFDS CYO Week 4 Fall Soccer Recap

SFDS Novice staves off Anastasia on their way to a 6-1 win. SFDS Novice staves off Anastasia on their way to a 6-1 win. St. Francis de Sales pulled off a string of win streaks for boys and girls on the older teams and a tough week 4 for a Pee Wee squad. Fourth Grade Girls

Striker Julia Necka-Huptysiowska scored SFDS Team K’s lone goal in the fourth grade girls’ loss to Luke last Sunday. Goalkeeper Corrinne Connelly tallied 5 saves plus 2 threat-thwarting scoops before Luke’s first half penalty kick score. Backfield stalwart and game co-captain Siobhan Twomey quickly stymied Luke’s follow-up attack and defensive power Lauren Dean cleared the ball far upfield.

Chloe Murphy mustered the ball Julia N’s way for the long-range shot that tied the game for the half. When play resumed, Luke’s multi-forward rushes outnumbered SFDS’ rear guard to pull out four unanswered goals en route to the win. Team K hustled all game. Co-captain Emily Redpath found Kaitlyn Potter, as Julia Redpath did Julie N., for fine node-to-node feeds upfield. Bridgette Donnelly demonstrated heads-up tracking and Kiera Price shone as playstopper amidst heavy onrushes. Nicole Moran and Colleen Bambury sported smart footwork on tricky rollers, while Maeve Murnan and Kathleen Schmitt directed throw-ins for advances onto Luke turf. Jillian Schneider, Lauren Kelly and Heather O’Neill shuttled cluster-play out from the field’s center in Team K’s effort. Fifth Grade Girls

What started out a tightly contested game, ended with the SFDS D Novice Girls defeating Anastasia, 6-1. With 3 goals from Sydney Urban, one each from Noelle Carey, Shannon Neiswenter and Lauren Koenig, the SFDS girls wore down the always tough Anastasia team. Once again the Tidal Wave shut down their opponents with a very strong defensive game. Led by Beth Dunn, Kate Hughes and Kathleen Walker, with strong goaltending from Molly Murtagh and Hannah Skammel, SFDS allowed very limited scoring opportunities. The forwards led by Maggie Murphy, Katie Roventini and Margaret Murray pressed the Anastasia Defense all game. Bridget Rose and Kate Savastano played well in the midfield and ensured the ball stayed in the offensive zone most of the game. Sixth Grade Girls

Last Friday the SFDS sixth grade (Bantam) girls took on peninsula rivals Blessed Trinity and came out victors witha4to0win.Itwasatoughfought battle between classmates with SFDS only 1 to 0 at halftime. The goal was placed in the back of the net by Alex Dadario. In the second half, SFDS’ girls came out with fire in their bellies.

The scoring barrage opened with Hannah Harkins, and swelled with drives by Alex Dadario (Rian Courtney trailing her and punching it in for good measure) and Jillian Howard – an impressive goal from behind the 18- yard line. The attack did not let up. Paige McDade and Carolyn Diehm fed the ball up to the forwards. Ginger Kulhman hammered a power kick that went over the net – just inches from scoring. Francesca Agoglia, Liz Carmody and Kate Wrynn formed a wall that Blessed Trinity could not penetrate. Elizabeth Meringolo was starting to get bored as goalkeeper until a sudden BT breakaway drew her to alertly dive for the save. The girls ended the game with nice handshakes and warm hugs for playing a great game. Isn’t that what CYO is all about? Eighth Grade Boys

The eighth grade boys started off strong this season, kicking off with a 7- 2 win over St. Patrick’s. Christian Lanzetta opened in goal followed in the second half by James Munson. Both boys had their magic gloves on. Luca Bartoli scored the first goal by a cross from Teddy Stathis. Matt Coletta contributed two goals, followed by singles from Kyle Hoffman, James Carlton, Joey Morelli and Christian Lanzetta.

The second game was under the lights against St. Gregory. The boys came on top with another strong 7-1 win. Starting goalie Dominic Savino was back and in control at the 18 and the net. Kyle Hoffman blasted two goals to rally Sales. Jack Watt moved up to halfback and found the left corner of the net for the 3rd point. Then Matt Coletta managed the hat trick with 3 goals. Matt was on fire! Christian Lanzetta scored the game’s final goal.

The defense, led by Joey Morelli, kept the ball out of Sales’ zone. Mario Cimino continually managed the ball onto the right path of play for Sales. Danny Lynch and Sebastain Navas took care of the outside paths favored by St. Gregory’s offense. The boys kept the momentum going against Hope in Game 3 with a 3-1 victory. Sales had only 11 players but never slowed down a stride. Teddy Stathis led Sales on the forward line. His speed and footwork were on. Kyle Hoffman, who played at center midfield, fed Stathis twice for two SFDS goals. Joey Morelli had a direct kick outside the 20 that blasted past the Hope goaltender. Matt Coletta and Christain Lanzetta did a great job controlling the midfield. Morelli, Jack Watt, Sebsatain Navas and Dan Lynch worked together to keep the defense strong throughout the game. James Munson and Luca Bartoli snapped quick passes in front of the 18 looking for Teddy. Dominic spurred the team on with his talking and smart plays in goal. The boys worked a full 60 minutes to earn the latest of their three straight wins.

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